Dire Diabetes Outlook Among U.S. Kids And Adolescents: Type 1 And Type 2 On The Rise

June 10, 2012/Michael O’Riordan/Heartwire

Philadelphia, PA – The prevelance of type 1 and type 2 diabetes is on the rise in children and adolescents in the U.S., with new data showing that both forms of diabtes mellitus increased across all ethnicities and in boys and girls, although the largest increase in type 2 diabetes occurred in non-Hispanic white and Hispanic children. Over the past decade, the prevalence of type 1 and type 2 diabetes increased 23% and 21%, respectively.

The findings, presented here at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) 2012 Scientific Sessions, are the latest from a large multicenter study known as SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth, an observational study launched in 2000 that is focused on learning more about diabetes in children and adolescents.

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